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Oral Presentations

Title Author Date Time
ANTI-MULLERIAN HORMONE AS A BIOMARKER OF METABOLIC PARAMETERS IN POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME Eleni Greenwood, MD, MSc 03/22/2018 10:05
ZIKA VIRUS CAUSES ACUTE OOPHORITIS MEDIATED BY T LYMPHOCYTES IN A MOUSE MODEL Darcy Broughton, MD 03/22/2018 10:20
EFFECT OF ENDOMETRIAL MECHANICAL STIMULATION IN AN UNSELECTED POPULATION UNDERGOING IN VITRO FERTILIZATION: FUTILITY ANALYSIS OF A DOUBLE BLIND RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL Ashley Eskew, MD 03/22/2018 10:35
PREDICTING LIVE BIRTH IN THE FIRST IVF CYCLE: EXTERNAL VALIDATION OF THE LUKE MODEL Jamie Dubaut, MD 03/22/2018 10:50
MOLECULAR EVIDENCE DEMONSTRATES THAT ANTI-MULLERIAN HORMONE PREDICTS QUANTITY, NOT QUALITY, OF OOCYTES Lucky Sekhon, MD, BSc 03/23/2018 11:10
THE EFFECT OF VITAMIN D REPLETION IN PATIENTS WITH LEIOMYOMAS Devora Aharon, MD 03/23/2018 11:25
MULTIPLE FREEZE THAW CYCLES NEGATIVELY IMPACT PREGNANCY OUTCOMES: A COMPARISON OF EUPLOID BLASTOCYSTS THAT UNDERWENT TWO FREEZE/THAW CYCLES VS. ONE FREEZE/THAW CYCLE PRIOR TO EMBRYO TRANSFER Vinay Gunnala, MD 03/23/2018 11:40
PUSHING THE LIMITS OF DETECTION: IS CELL-FREE DNA A RELIABLE SOURCE FOR ANEUPLOIDY SCREENING? Jacqueline Ho, MD 03/23/2018 11:55
WORTH THE WAIT? FINDINGS FROM CULTURING EMBROS THROUGH DAY 7 Ashley Tiegs, MD 03/24/2018 8:50
GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY ACTIVITY OVER TIME IN WOMEN WITH POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME Elizabeth Weedin, DO 03/24/2018 9:05
MALE FACTOR & MOSAICISM: ASSESSING THE CONTRIBUTION OF ABNORMAL SEMEN PARAMETERS TO RATE OF MOSAICISM IN NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING (NGS) PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC SCREENING (PGS) INTRACYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION (ICSI) CYCLES Katherine Palmerola, MD 03/24/2018 9:20
THE UTERINE MICROBIOME IN RECURRENT PREGNANCY LOSS Sara Vaughn, MD 03/24/2018 9:35

Poster Presentations

Title Author Poster Number
HIGH LEVELS OF ABERRENT DNA METHYLATION AT LOCI ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED MALE FERTILITY ARE CORRELATED WITH INCREASED DNA FRAGEMENTATION Mohammad Abbasi, PhD P01
Autologous platelet rich plasma as a novel treatment for Asherman syndrome: results of a pilot randomized clinical trial Lusine Aghajanova, MD P02
THE EFFECT OF FRESH VS. FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER ON NEONATAL AND PEDIATRIC WEIGHT AND WEIGHT GAIN TRAJECTORY Alessandra Ainsworth, MD P03
THE EFFECT OF FOLLICULAR PHASE LENGTH ON ENDOMETRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE OUTCOMES OF OVULATION INDUCTION/INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (OI/IUI) CYCLES Jennifer Bakkensen, MD P04
RATE OF MOSAICISM UNAFFECTED BY OXYGEN LEVELS DURING INCUBATION Mara Black, BA P05
FERTILITY-RELATED EXPERIENCES AFTER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS IN THE NIEHS SISTER STUDY AND TWO SISTER STUDY SURVIVOR SURVEY Leah Bressler, MD, MPH P06
EUPLOIDY RATE IS INDPENDENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE NUMBER OF OVA RETRIEVED IN A FRESH DONOR CYCLES Richard Buyalos, PhD P07
Focused training in Embryology and Genetics showed improved reproductive nurses counseling confidence: results of a survey study Allison Catherino, PhD P08
IS PATERNAL AGE ASSOCIATED WITH EMBRYO ANEUPLOIDY? Sydney Chang, MD P09
MANAGEMENT OF FLUID ACCUMULATION WITHIN THE ENDOMETRIAL CAVITY DURING A FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER CYCLE Sydney Chang, MD P10
THE PRESENCE OF FLUID IN THE ENDOMETRIAL CAVITY, EVEN WHEN IT RESOLVES AFTER PROGESTERONE ADMINISTRATION, IS ASSOCIATED WITH A HIGHER INCIDENCE OF PRETERM BIRTH IN FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER CYCLES Rhea Chattopadhyay, MD P11
EMPIRIC ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT OF SUSPECTED CHRONIC ENDOMETRITIS DOES NOT IMPROVE SUSTAINED IMPLANTATION RATES FOLLOWING FAILED EUPLOID FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER (FET) Rhea Chattopadhyay, MD P12
ZINC: AN ESSENTIAL METAL FOR MAINTENANCE OF FEMALE FERTILITY Charalampos Chatzicharalampous, MD, PhD P13
THE EFFECT OF TOTAL GONADOTROPIN DOSE ON PLACENTAL WEIGHT (PW), BIRTH WEIGHT (BW) AND FETOPLACENTAL RATIO (FPR) IN GONADOTROPIN INDUCTION/INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (GN/IUI) CYCLES Georgios Christou, MD P14
THE EFFECTS OF METFORMIN ON CELLULAR PROLIFERATION AND STEROID HORMONE RECEPTOR EXPRESSION IN PATIENT DERIVED LOW GRADE ENDOMETRIAL CANCER CELL LINES: IMPLICATIONS FOR REPRODUCTIVE SPARING TREATMENT USING METFORMIN Gretchen Collins, MD P15
IVF CYCLE CHARACTERISTICS IN PATIENTS APPROVED FOR UTERINE TRANSPLANTATION Anne Davis, MD, MS P16
ARE OUTCOMES OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ART) TREATMENTS PERFORMED IN COUPLES WITH HISTORY OF FEMALE STERILIZATION SIMILAR TO RESULTS FOR COUPLES WITH OTHER CAUSES OF INFERTILITY? Elizabeth Dilday, MD P17
AUTOMATED MEASUREMENT OF SPERM DNA FRAGMENTATION USING A SMARTPHONE APPLICATION Irene Dimitriadis, MD P18
THE EFFECT OF BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) ON BLASTOCYST DEVELOPMENT AS ASSESSED BY TIME-LAPSE (TL) MORPHOKINETICS Irene Dimitriadis, MD P19
SPERM DNA FRAGMENTATION (SDF) INDEX ON DAY OF TRANSVAGINAL OOCYTE RETRIEVAL (TVOR) DOES NOT CORRELATE WITH THE INCIDENCE OF SEGMENTAL ANEUPLOIDY IN BLASTOCYSTS ANALYZED WITH TARGETED NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING (NGS) Michael Dougherty, MD P20
BLASTOCYST FREEZE-ALL STRATEGY VERSUS FRESH TRANSFER IN ANONYMOUS OOCYTE DONATION CYCLES Nicole Doyle, MD P21
A MAGNETIC LEVITATION PLATFORM FOR THE ISOLATION OF MATURE SPERM FROM TESE/TESA SAMPLES Naside Gozde Durmus, PhD P22
SHOULD PRE-IMPLANTATION GENETIC SCREENING (PGS) BE RECOMMENDED FOR HIGH RISK AND LOW RISK PATIENTS? Kezia Emeny-Smith, BSc P23
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES IN IN-VITRO FERTILITY PRACTICES: A SURVEY OF NURSING PROFESSIONALS Kelly Gonda, MS P24
GNRH AGONIST VERSUS HCG TO INDUCE FINAL OOCYTE MATURATION IN PATIENTS AT LOW RISK OF OHSS Katherine Green, MD P25
PUBLIC REPORTING OF IVF OUTCOMES INFLUENCES MEDICAL DECISION MAKING Stephanie Gunderson, MD P26
PROGESTERONE VALUE ON DAY OF HCG TRIGGER IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH OUTCOMES FROM FRESH EMBRYO TRANSFER Stephanie Gunderson, MD P27
HIGHLY PURIFIED HUMAN MENOTROPIN (HP-hMG) IS ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW INCIDENCE OF OVARIAN HYPERSTIMULATION SYNDROME (OHSS) IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING IN VITRO FERTILIZATION: MENOPUR IN GNRH ANTAGONIST SINGLE EMBRYO TRANSFER - HIGH RESPONDER (MEGASET-HR) TRIAL O Patrick Heiser, PhD P28
THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF HYPERPROLACTINEMIA IN DETECTING PROLACTIN-SECRETING TUMORS Nola Herlihy, BA P29
ELECTIVE EGG FREEZING-WHAT ARE ACTUAL BELIEFS, KNOWLEDGE AND INTEREST AMONG DOCTORS IN AN ACADEMIC CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES? Susan Hosseini Nasab, MD P30
CHARACTERIZATION OF INTRA- AND INTERPATIENT VARIABILITY AND TRAJECTORY OF OVARIAN RESERVE MEASURES IN 121,737 WOMEN Karen Hunter Cohn, PhD P31
DOES THE UTILIZATION OF EMBRYO GLUE GIVE PROMISE IN DONOR EMBRYO FETS? Levent Keskintepe, PhD, HCLD P32
DAY 5 BLASTOCYSTS CONTAIN HIGHER MITOCHONDRIAL DNA CONTENT COMPARED TO DAY 6 BLASTOCYSTS Amber Klimczak, MD P33
OUTCOMES OF VITRIFIED DONOR OOCYTES: IMPLANTATION RATES ARE INCREASED WHEN BLASTOCYSTS ARE VITRIFIED PRIOR TO EMBRYO TRANSFER Julie Lamb, MD P34
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN CLINICAL MISCARRIAGE RATES BETWEEN VITRIFIED BLASTOCYSTS DEVELOPED FROM FRESH DONOR OOCYTES VS VITRIFIED BANKED DONOR OOCYTES Julie Lamb, MD P35
PROPHYLACTIC DOSE ENOXAPARIN MAY INCREASE PREGNANCY RATES IN MEN WITH ABERRANT SPERM METHYLATION PROFILES Jocelyn Leahey, MS P36
THE EFFECT OF EMBRYO CRYOPRESERVATION ON PLACENTA MORPHOLOGY Amy Lee, MD P37
ART OUTCOMES IN FEMALE TO MALE TRANSGENDER PATIENTS: A NEW FRONTIER IN REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE Angela Leung, MD P38
CHANGE IN PATIENT ATTITUDE TOWARDS MULTIPLE GESTATION PREGNANCIES AND SELECTIVE FETAL REDUCTION OVER 20 YEARS Valerie Libby, MD P39
CHANGES IN UTERO-OVARIAN LIGAMENT BLOOD FLOW AND ANTI-MULLERIAN HORMONE AFTER ROBOTIC-ASSISTED LAPAROSCOPIC MYOMECTOMY Arnold Mahesan, MD P40
PREGNANCIES ACHIEVED AFTER FRESH AND FROZEN IVF CYCLES WITH A THINNER ENDOMETRIUM ARE AT HIGHER RISK FOR PRETERM DELIVERY AND LOW BIRTH WEIGHT Melissa Martinez, BSN P41
VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AT TIME OF FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED MISCARRIAGE RATE BUT DOES NOT IMPACT FOLLICULOGENESIS Alexis Masbou, MD P42
BUSINESS MODELS AND PROVIDER SATISFACTION IN IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES Jessica McLaughlin, MD P43
THE EFFECT OF PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC TESTING FOR ANEUPLOIDY (PGT-A) ON IN VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF) OUTCOMES WITH DONOR OOCYTES AND UTILIZATION OF ELECTIVE SINGLE EMBRYO TRANSFER (ESET) Colleen Miller, MD P44
DOUBLE EMBRYO TRANSFER OF A EUPLOID BLASTOCYST AFTER A FAILED SINGLE EMBRYO TRANSFER DOES NOT IMPROVE LIVE BIRTH RATE BUT SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES THE RISK OF TWINS Scott Morin, MD P45
UTERINE PREPARATION PRIOR TO FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER USING LETROZOLE: A CASE SERIES Erika Munch, MD P46
IS ANTIMULLERIAN HORMONE (AMH) PREDICTIVE OF REPRODUCTIVE POTENTIAL IN PATIENTS WITH RECURRENT PREGNANCY LOSS (RPL)? Gayathree Murugappan, MD P47
DOES THE NUMBER OF MATURE FOLLICLES IN OVULATION INDUCTION CYCLES AT THE TIME OF TRIGGER CORRELATE WITH MULTIPLE GESTATION RATE? Taraneh Nazem, MD P48
INTER-PROGRAM VARIATION IN DONOR OOCYTE ANEUPLOIDY RATE Taraneh Nazem, MD P49
Repeat biopsy for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) reanalysis does not adversely impact obstetrical outcomes Shelby Neal, MD P50
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE FOLLOWING ROUTINE PGS ANALYSIS OF >57,000 CONSECUTIVE EMBRYOS USING A FAST-SEQS NGS-BASED ASSAY Dana Neitzel, MS P51
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE EARLY BLASTOCYST: UP TO 30% MAY BE EUPLOID AND AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER. Ijeoma Okeigwe, MD, MPH P52
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY MASS INDEX AND ANTI-MULLERIAN HORMONE LEVELS IN REPRODUCTIVE-AGE WOMEN; IS THERE A NEGATIVE CORRELATION? Monica Pasternak, MD, MBA P53
HIGH SERUM FSH LEVELS DURING CONTROLLED OVARIAN HYPERSTIMULATION (COH) FOR IVF IN YOUNG WOMEN REDUCE CHANCE OF LIVE BIRTH (OR PREDICT POOR OUTCOMES) Barry Perlman, DO P54
OVARIAN RESERVE IS NOT COMPROMISED IN PATIENTS WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE Patricia Rekawek, MD P55
A NOVEL APPROACH FOR THE REMOTE TRANSFER OF FOLLICULAR ASPIRATE IN PATIENTS WITH MEDICAL CO-MORBIDITIES REQUIRING AN ADVANCED SURGICAL CARE SETTING: A CASE SERIES Lauren Reschke, MD P56
LUTEAL PHASE STIMULATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER PEAK ESTRADIOL LEVELS AND LESS GNRH ANTAGONIST USE WHILE YIELDING THE SAME OUTCOMES AS CONVENTIONAL FOLLICULAR PHASE STIMULATION Alexis-Danielle Roberts, BSc P57
PERINATAL AND MATERNAL OUTCOMES IN VANISHING TWIN PREGNANCIES ACHIEVED BY IN VITRO FERTILIZATION Phillip Romanski, MD P58
ROUTINE ASSISTED HATCHING FOR BLASTOCYST FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFERS: THE EFFECT ON CLINICAL OUTCOME IN A SINGLE ACADEMIC CENTER Stephanie Rothenberg, MD P59
EMBRYOS CLASSIFIED AS LOW-GRADE MOSAIC (<50%) AFTER PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC SCREENING (PGS) BY MEANS OF HIGH RESOLUTION NEXT-GENERATION SCREENING (HR-NGS), CAN HAVE THE SAME COMPETENCE OF PRODUCING HEALTHY NEWBORNS AS EUPLOID EMBRYOS. Patrizia Rubino, MSc P60
PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC SCREENING (PGS) IN EGG DONOR (ED) CYCLES: IS IT A VALID OPTION? Patrizia Rubino, MSc P61
ADVANCED MATERNAL AGE MAY IMPACT PLACENTAL MORPHOLOGY IN IVF PREGNANCIES Caitlin Sacha, MD P62
CHROMOSOMAL MICROARRAY ANALYSIS AS THE FIRST-TIER CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR MISCARRIAGE ANALYSIS Trilochan Sahoo, PhD P63
PGS UTILIZATION IS HIGHER IN STATES WITHOUT MANDATED COVERAGE OF IVF: A NATIONAL COHORT STUDY Wael Salem, MD P64
IMPROVED EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT AFTER USE OF IRVINE SCIENTIFIC'S NEXT GENERATION CONTINUOUS-CULTURE MEDIA (NXC) Kelly Salmon, BSc P65
DEVELOPMENT OF A DECISION TOOL TO PREDICT BLASTOCYST FORMATION Thalia Segal, MD P66
SEMEN PARAMETERS OVER A 27-YEAR PERIOD: IS SPERM CHANGING OR ARE WE? Emily Seidler, MD P67
DUAL TRIGGER WITH GNRH AGONIST AND LOW DOSE HCG LEADS TO ADEQUATE LUTEINIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH ISOLATED LOW BASAL LH LEVELS Lucky Sekhon, MD, BSc P68
RISK FACTORS, MANAGEMENT, AND FERTILITY IN CERVICAL, CESAREAN SCAR, AND INTERSTITIAL ECTOPIC PREGNANCIES OVER 11 YEARS Jaimin Shah, MD P69
REPRODUCTIVE COUNSELING AND PREGNANCY OUTCOMES IN WOMEN TREATED WITH RADICAL TRACHELECTOMY FOR EARLY STAGE CERVICAL CANCER Jaimin Shah, MD P70
DIFFERENT MINERAL OILS USED FOR EMBRYO CULTURE MICRODROP OVERLAY DIFFERENTIALLY IMPACT MEDIA EVAPORATION Jason Swain, PhD, HCLD P71
BARRIERS TO CONCEPTION: LGBT INDIVIDUALS HAVE WORSE FERTILITY HEALTH LITERACY THAN THEIR HETEROSEXUAL FEMALE PEERS Semara Thomas, MD P72
VALIDATION OF A NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING-BASED PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC SCREENING ASSAY FOR THE CALLING OF TRIPLOIDY AND UNIPARENTAL ISODISOMY Mark Umbarger, PhD P73
PREDICTING BLASTULATION RATE WITH DAY 2 & 3 MORPHOLOGY: EVALUATION OF COST-LIMITED EMBRYO ASSESSMENT Kristin Van Heertum, MD P74
Blastocyst only culture-are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Denis Vaughan, MD P75
DOES THE DURATION OF TIME BETWEEN DILATATION AND CURETTAGE AND SINGLE EUPLOID FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER AFFECT CLINICAL OUTCOME? Michael White, BA P76
Cryptospermia is associated with significantly higher sperm retrieval rates when compared to patients with azoospermia James Wren, MD, MSc P77
TIME-LAPSE AND NGS EVALUATION OF MORPHOKINETICS, PLOIDY AND CLINICAL OUTCOME OF HUMAN EMBRYOS CULTURED IN CONTINUOUS SINGLE CULTURE MEDIUM VERSUS SEQUENTIAL CULTURE MEDIUM: A RANDOMIZED PILOT STUDY Zhihong Yang, PhD P78
GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY OF TIME-TO-FIRST-CONCEPTION IN >36,000 WOMEN Piraye Yurttas Beim, PhD P79
REPRODUCTIVE SURGERY AVAILABILITY ON FERTILITY CLINIC WEBSITES Temeka Zore, MD P80
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